Mets Sign Chris Young

The Mets signed right-hander Chris Young to a minor league deal, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets. Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger reported this morning that the Mets were nearing a deal with the Williams & Connolly client.

Young, 32, started four games for the Mets last year after undergoing anterior capsule surgery in May. He has a 3.74 ERA with 7.8 K/9, 3.6 BB/9 and a 28.2% ground ball rate in eight career seasons with the Rangers, Padres and Mets.


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16 Comments on "Mets Sign Chris Young"


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MisterBill
3 years 3 months ago

I can’t believe I am the only one who noticed the typo in this article. He appeared in 4 games BEFORE having surgery, not AFTER. After he had the surgery, his season was done. And it’s not clear when he’ll be ready to pitch this season, or he would have been signed already. The good news is he was the Mets best pitcher last year when he was healthy. The bad news is that he’s rarely healthy.

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benhertz
3 years 3 months ago

Young will be the 3rd tallest player in the organization, next to Jon Rauch and Scott Moviel, both 6′ 11″.

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Guest
3 years 3 months ago

Im keeping my eye on this guy for a fantasy pick up

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3 years 3 months ago

This is good news, it would be better news if Santana and Young gave us at least 20 starts each. Wishful thinking I know.

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3 years 3 months ago

If they spent 1 dollar, its 1 dollar too much. Young should be paying the Mets

Guest
3 years 3 months ago

young has always been great and its a lowly contract for a guy if healthy can provide 10 wins and a 3.50 era and high strikeouts…not bad especially for the mets..they need a few bright spots this year

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jeffmaz
3 years 3 months ago

“if healthy”

sadly…CY never is

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Eduardo Medina
3 years 3 months ago

About time…

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nceg31
3 years 3 months ago

 im with you…die hard mets fan, so clearly im a pessimist, but i dont see the team with more than 85-89 losses(which is a lot, dont get me wrong). If Johan starts 30, I think the mets being a .500 team is a possibility. The bullpen blew tons of leads late last year, so maybe that changes. wtf do i know, im a mets fan and i say this garbage every year.

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nceg31
3 years 3 months ago

 yea but its like most other baseball leagues…i dont get paid to hit .900 in my girlfriends co-ed softball league, although i should! i pay them

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MetsMagic
3 years 3 months ago

Ronny Cedeno is definitely not the opening day shortstop, and Andres Torres was the starting centerfielder for a team that won the World Series.

There’s a lot of things wrong with this club, but to say you’re grasping at straws is an understatement. I guess you got tired of your anti-Blue Jay complex and have to entertain yourself in other ways. 

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tacko
3 years 3 months ago

Cedeno is their backup shortstop. Ruben Tejada is their starting shortstop. He plays terrific defense (better than Reyes) and a solid bat (esp for a 21-year old). Torres had a .800+ OPS just two seasons ago. They have all-star caliber players on third and first and power bats on second and RF. Offensively, they are a powerhouse in the NL East.

Their pitching is a different story, of course. But they are seeing positive results from Dickey, Gee, and Santana this Spring. They also revamped their bullpen this offseason, which was a mess last offseason.

No ones expecting them to compete this year or win 85+ games, of course? But a 105 loss season? Get real and get your facts straight.

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3 years 3 months ago

david wright bounces back. johan santana is decent..bullpen is soli and has durable arms maybe niot lights out though..and enough ppl to shuttle between AAA and majors to keep from committing to a slumping player..daniel murphy ike davis and lucas duda have decent enough talent and rotation isnt gonna strikeout many but relies on defense and i think they got better on defense

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Joveoak
3 years 3 months ago

I’m sorry but the correct answer was “Who are the 2011 Houston Astros / 2003 Detroit Tigers / 1899 Cleveland Spiders?”

These (2012 New York Mets losing 105+ games) are not the Mets you are looking for.  Sure, their depth is Kardashian in nature but it’s not 105+ losses worth.  It’s more like ± 10 from SI’s prediction of 87 (losses that is).

I’ll be shocked if they end up losing that many games.  Then again, I’ll be shocked more if they win the division.  There is no team in the NL East Division who has itself together at this point in Spring Training.

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3 years 3 months ago

The 1962 Mets???!!!??? The 1962 Mets???!!!???

A Mets team that had Marvelous Marv Throneberry.

A Washed Up Richie Ashburn.

The immortal Choo-Choo Coleman.

Come on Feathers… the Mets aren’t that bad.
The ’62 Mets even had 2 Starting Pitchers with more than 20 losses and almost a third. You’re just talking “Crazy Talk”!

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Jose_Bautista
3 years 3 months ago

I doubt it’s a 105 loss team. You’re being a little too pessimistic.